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Jascha Heifetz: The Complete Stereo Collection (Remastered)


Release Date: 08/26/2016 
Label:  Rca   Catalog #: 309534   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Johannes BrahmsPeter Ilyich TchaikovskyLudwig van BeethovenFelix Mendelssohn,   ... 
Performer:  Jascha Heifetz
Number of Discs: 24 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Jascha Heifetz has been called the first and greatest of all virtuosos. Critics agree that his record company, RCA, approached the truth when they dubbed him “The Violinist of the Century.” In Jascha Heifetz - The Complete Stereo Collection, all of Heifetz’s stereo recordings are being issued together in a single 24- CD box set, coupled by composer or theme and all newly remastered from the original analogue tapes of 24-bit quality. Less than two weeks after his sensational U.S. debut at Carnegie Hall, a sixteen-year-old Russian émigré named Jascha Heifetz – protégé of the legendary St. Petersburg violin teacher Leopold Auer and already acclaimed in Europe – made his first Victor recordings. Some 40 years later, Read more Heifetz began re-recording much of the mainstream violin repertoire for RCA Victor in stereo. These performances “find Heifetz at his most intense and glowing,” wrote Gramophone in its March 1988 obituary, “and their continued release on CD is building up a stunning three-dimensional sound-picture of Heifetz at his peak.” The Beethoven, Brahms, Mendelssohn, Tchaikovsky and Sibelius concertos are included in The Complete Stereo Collection along with the great violinist’s last “session” which was a live recording of his last public performance in October 1972. Heifetz’s repertoire also featured a vast array of show-stopping virtuoso pieces and his own brilliantly effective transcriptions that are all generously represented in this box set. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 77 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Jascha Heifetz (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878; Austria 
2.
Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 35 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Jascha Heifetz (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878; Russia 
3.
Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 61 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Jascha Heifetz (Violin)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1806; Vienna, Austria 
4.
Concerto for Violin in E minor, Op. 64 by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Jascha Heifetz (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844; Germany 
5.
Concerto for Violin in D minor, Op. 47 by Jean Sibelius
Performer:  Jascha Heifetz (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1903-1905; Finland 
6.
Concerto for Violin no 2 in G minor, Op. 63 by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Jascha Heifetz (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935; Paris, France 
7.
Concerto for Violin in A minor, Op. 82 by Alexander Glazunov
Performer:  Jascha Heifetz (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904; Russia 
8.
Concerto for Violin no 1 in G minor, Op. 26 by Max Bruch
Performer:  Jascha Heifetz (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868; Germany 
9.
Scottish Fantasy for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 46 by Max Bruch
Performer:  Jascha Heifetz (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; Liverpool, England 
10.
Concerto for Violin no 5 in A minor, Op. 37 "Grétry" by Henri Vieuxtemps
Performer:  Jascha Heifetz (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1861; Belgium 
11.
Concerto for 2 Violins in D minor, BWV 1043 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Jascha Heifetz (Violin)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1717-1723; Cöthen, Germany 
12.
Sinfonia concertante for Violin and Viola in E flat major, K 364 (320d) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Jascha Heifetz (Violin)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1779; Salzburg, Austria 
13.
Concerto for Violin and Cello in A minor, Op. 102 "Double" by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Jascha Heifetz (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; Austria 
14.
Concerto for Violin no 4 in D major, K 218 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Jascha Heifetz (Violin)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1775; Salzburg, Austria 
15.
Concerto for Violin no 5 in A major, K 219 "Turkish" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Jascha Heifetz (Violin)
Written: 1775 
16.
Concerto for Violin and Cello in B flat major, RV 547 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Jascha Heifetz (Violin)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
17.
Concerto for Violin, Op. 24 by Miklós Rózsa
Performer:  Jascha Heifetz (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1956 
18.
Sinfonia concertante for Violin and Cello, Op. 29: Variations by Miklós Rózsa
Performer:  Jascha Heifetz (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1968; USA 
19.
Romantic Fantasy by Arthur Benjamin
Performer:  Jascha Heifetz (Violin)
Written: 1935 
20.
Sonata for Cello and Basso Continuo in D major by Luigi Boccherini
Performer:  Jascha Heifetz (Violin)
Period: Classical 
21.
Duo for Violin and Cello, Op. 7 by Zoltán Kodály
Performer:  Jascha Heifetz (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914; Hungary 
22.
Duo for Violin and Cello no 1, H 157 by Bohuslav Martinu
Performer:  Jascha Heifetz (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1927; Paris, France 
23.
Divertimento for Violin and Viola, Op. 37 no 2 by Ernst Toch
Performer:  Jascha Heifetz (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1925 
24.
Suite italienne by Igor Stravinsky
Performer:  Jascha Heifetz (Violin)
Written: 1932 
25.
Pieces (8) for Violin and Cello, Op. 39: no 1, Prelude by Reinhold Gliere
Performer:  Jascha Heifetz (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1909; Russia 
26.
Suite for Harpsichord in G minor, HWV 432: no 6, Passacaglia by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Jascha Heifetz (Violin)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1720; London, England 
27.
Three-Part Invention no 4 in D minor, BWV 790 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Jascha Heifetz (Violin)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Cöthen, Germany 
28.
Three-Part Invention no 9 in F minor, BWV 795 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Jascha Heifetz (Violin)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Cöthen, Germany 
29.
Three-Part Invention no 3 in D major, BWV 789 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Jascha Heifetz (Violin)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Cöthen, Germany 
30.
Serenade for Violin, Viola and Cello in D major, Op. 8 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Jascha Heifetz (Violin)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1796-1797; Vienna, Austria 
31.
Trio for Violin, Viola and Cello no 4 in D major, Op. 9 no 2 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Jascha Heifetz (Violin)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1797-1798; Vienna, Austria 
32.
Trio for Strings no 2 in B flat major, D 581 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Jascha Heifetz (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1817; Vienna, Austria 
33.
Trio for Piano and Strings no 1 in E flat major, Op. 1 no 1 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Jascha Heifetz (Violin)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1794-1795; Vienna, Austria 
34.
Trio for Piano and Strings no 6 in E flat major, Op. 70 no 2 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Jascha Heifetz (Violin)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1808; Vienna, Austria 
35.
Trio for Piano and Strings no 2 in E flat major, D 929/Op. 100 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Jascha Heifetz (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1827; Vienna, Austria 
36.
Trio for Piano and Strings no 2 in C major, Op. 87 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Jascha Heifetz (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880-1882; Austria 
37.
Trio for Piano and Strings no 3 in F minor, Op. 65/B 130 by Antonín Dvorák
Performer:  Jascha Heifetz (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1883; Bohemia 
38.
Trio for Piano and Strings no 4 in E minor, Op. 90/B 166 "Dumky" by Antonín Dvorák
Performer:  Jascha Heifetz (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1890-1891; Bohemia 
39.
Trio for Piano and Strings no 2 in C minor, Op. 66 by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Jascha Heifetz (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845; Germany 
40.
Trio for Piano and Strings no 1 in D minor, Op. 32 by Anton Arensky
Performer:  Jascha Heifetz (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894; Russia 
41.
Trio for Piano and Strings no 1, Op. 35 by Joaquin Turina
Performer:  Jascha Heifetz (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1926; Spain 
42.
Quintet for Piano and Strings no 2 in A major, Op. 81/B 155 by Antonín Dvorák
Performer:  Jascha Heifetz (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; Bohemia 
43.
Quintet for Piano and Strings in F minor, M 7 by César Franck
Performer:  Jascha Heifetz (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878-1879; France 
44.
Quartet for Piano and Strings no 3 in C minor, Op. 60 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Jascha Heifetz (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1855-1875; Austria 
45.
Quintet for Piano and Strings no 2 in A major, Op. 81/B 155 by Antonín Dvorák
Performer:  Jascha Heifetz (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; Bohemia 
46.
Quintet for 2 Violins, 2 Violas and Cello no 3 in C major, K 515 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Jascha Heifetz (Violin)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1787; Vienna, Austria 
47.
Quintet for 2 Violins, 2 Violas and Cello no 4 in G minor, K 516 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Jascha Heifetz (Violin)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1787; Vienna, Austria 
48.
Quintet for Strings in C major, Op. 163/D 956 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Jascha Heifetz (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1828; Vienna, Austria 
49.
Sextet for Strings no 2 in G major, Op. 36 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Jascha Heifetz (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1864-1865; Austria 
50.
Octet for Strings in E flat major, Op. 20 by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Jascha Heifetz (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1825; Germany 
51.
Double Quartet for Strings no 1 in D minor, Op. 65 by Louis Spohr
Performer:  Jascha Heifetz (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1823; Kassel, Germany 
52.
Trio for Piano and Strings in C major by Gaspar Cassadó
Performer:  Jascha Heifetz (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1926; Spain 
53.
Quintet for Strings no 2 in G major, Op. 111 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Jascha Heifetz (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1890; Austria 
54.
Sextet for Strings in D major, Op. 70 "Souvenir de Florence" by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Jascha Heifetz (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1890/1892; Russia 
55.
Sérénade mélancolique for Violin and Orchestra in B minor, Op. 26 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Jascha Heifetz (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875; Russia 
56.
Serenade for Strings in C major, Op. 48 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Jascha Heifetz (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; Russia 

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